Employment is a common part of our world whether we are sitting at our handmade lemonade stand in our front yards to sitting behind the desk at a business. What is the one thing that drives us to work though no matter what age we are at? Money. We need money for a few different things whether it is to pay the bills, put food on the table, or simply just get that special toy that we’ve had our eyes on for weeks. However, when you are an employee you can run into a lot of issues whether you believe it or not.
The Break-Down of Worker’s Compensation
One issue that many employees and employers have to come to terms with is that of worker’s compensation. Worker’s compensation is there to help take care of employees who are injured on the job, or have sustained a health problem as a result of performing their tasks as an employee. However, many individuals can easily fake an injury in order to gain financial assets in one lump sum, or over a period of time. While some people actually need it and others simply lying the whole situation has left many people all over the country in a variety of businesses skeptical to the issue as a whole.
Social Media or Court Evidence?
When it comes down to your worker’s compensation claim it is extremely important to either be very cautious as to what you put on social media outlets, or simply not use them. In one recent case, the use of social media can easily be seen as a case destroyer when it came down to one man’s worker’s compensation claim. A man had cited that he had broken his foot on the job due to accidently dropping a piece of machinery. The company had considered to completely pay all of his medical bills, as well as lost wages since he was “unable to completely participate in a work environment”. However, problems soon erupted thanks to the man “checking-in” on Facebook in locations such as a casino, and even the beach. Today, the man’s compensation claim is being handled differently. While he will continue to have his medical expenses paid as a result of the injury, but he will not receive wage damages do to his “active lifestyle”.
Worker’s compensation is a very serious field of law, and of life. When you or a loved one has been injured on the job you are entitled to worker’s compensation. However, make sure to consult an experienced, and dedicated attorney in order to fight for your case, your rights, and the damages you deserve.
Changes are constantly made within the field of employment, so if you plan on filing a workman’s compensation claim, it would be best to seek professional help. It is important to have someone on your side that knows the law and knows how to make it work for you. Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law specializes in these types of case. He provides a free consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment, at their offices in Lenexa, Kansas or Grandview, Missouri offices. Call today at 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566 or 816-966-0099.